MAUBYDICK RESEARCH PROJECT
During the course of 2018 the MMCO and its other partners (Megaptera, Label Bleu, Longitude 181 and Un ocean de vie) undertook our annual Whale Research Trips for the Maubydick Project.
Number of Research trip made: 70
Number of successful Observation and encounter trips: 64
This year 2018 was one of the more prolific in term of births. We had 4 new births
Births in 2018:
February : Ali
Ali is called after one of Mauritius most renown and regretful diver Ali Goolam-Hossen who passed away in 2015.
Cindy born from outside the pod of Irene and her mother is probably Reshma.
Cindy is named after our regretful Cindy Vandebreucq who left us 2017.
TAGGING PROJECT - MAUBYDICK 3
During the month of November from 24th until 02nd December 2018, we undertook Maubydick Project 3 (MP3)- this was the third tagging mission held by our partners Megaptera - Teria and Exagon.
During the MP3 , 10 satellite tags were implanted on 10 Sperm whales and the results were quite surprising.